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C. J. H. Venter

Guidelines for the Praxis of Pastoral Counseling

Journal of Biblical Counseling 10:3

In this article, C.J.H. Venter reflects on the field of pastoral counseling from the perspective of the Netherlands, America, Germany and South Africa. He discusses several central aspects of pastoral counseling: It is a ministry of reconciliation; The Holy Spirit fulfils a central role; Pastoral counseling should be individualized; Pastoral counseling should take place within a pastoral relationship; Pastoral counseling should involve man’s whole being; Pastoral counseling should involve believers and fellow-believers and the New Testament emphasis on authority and attitude in pastoral counseling.

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